A placement student can bring new insights and tangible benefits to your organisation.

We offer research-led, quality teaching with an international profile and strong links with business. We strive to develop smart, entrepreneurial and highly employable graduates.

With a standard entry tariff of AAB, we ensure we recruit high-quality students, with enthusiasm for learning and potential to achieve.

Our undergraduate degrees are accredited by professional organisations. Our graduates have versatile skills and up-to-date knowledge evidenced by their wide range of careers as:

  • marketing assistants
  • junior buyers
  • assistant accountants
  • HR assistants
  • events coordinators


Our students can work on short-term projects or support senior staff members with routine jobs.


Students are highly motivated to impress, with enquiring minds which bring new ideas to your organisation.

Good value

Students combine up-to-date skills with current academic thinking at a competitive salary.


We support our students throughout their placement to ensure they learn and deliver as much as possible.

Careers fairs

Our regular Business and Careers Fairs give you the opportunity to talk to students about placements, internships and graduate jobs.

We welcome businesses of all shapes and sizes. Recent exhibitors have included Audit Partnership, Boal & Co, Key Capital Partners, PwC and many more.

Making recruitment easier

You can think of a placement like an extended interview, giving you time to get to know an applicant properly before deciding whether or not to offer them a long-term position.

We aim to reduce the effort and cost which goes into your selection process through the support we offer along the way.

To get started email us at sbs-placements@york.ac.uk - we'll guide you through the process, working with you to develop a placement that meets your organisation's needs.

Before a placement begins we'll support you with:

  • Identifying your requirements
  • Researching salary guidelines
  • Proactively marketing your vacancy
  • Arranging visits and talks
  • Collating applications
  • Arranging and supporting interviews

During a placement we'll:

  • Be a dedicated point of contact for queries and issues
  • Provide specialised documentation for line managers
  • Arrange two supervisor visits around your availability
  • Advise on further collaboration with York

Student experiences